Hyattsville City Council

Election Countdown: 2017 Referendum question on council size

April 24, 2017

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — The city council is again debating whether to reduce the size of the city council. An advisory, non-binding referendum question regarding the size of the city council is on the ballot for the 2017 election. The referendum question asks voters’ opinions on the number of [read more]

Watch the Replay: 2017 Candidates Forum

April 20, 2017

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — On April 19, the Hyattsville Life & Times and the city’s Teen Advisory Committee co-hosted the 2017 Hyattsville City Election Candidate Forum, which brought together all 12 of the city’s candidates running for Hyattsville City Council. The 2017 Candidate Forum [read more]

Election Countdown: Preliminary campaign finance reports

April 20, 2017

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — The Initial Campaign Finance Reports for the 2017 city council candidates were due Monday, April 17 at 5 p.m. Six candidates — only half of those running for a city council seat — filed their reports by the deadline. Ward One Bart Lawrence Ward Three Vinni Anandham [read more]

Hyattsville makes ‘sanctuary city’ status official

April 18, 2017

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — “I am happy! I am happy!” cried Candida Garcia. Chants and cheers filled the council chambers after the Hyattsville City Council cast its final vote in favor of the “sanctuary city” ordinance. The ordinance passed 8-2, with councilmembers Paula Perry (Ward 4) and Ruth [read more]

Council votes to make Hyattsville a ‘sanctuary city’

April 6, 2017

BY BEN SIMASEK — The city council voted Monday night to make Hyattsville a “sanctuary city,” declaring that the city’s police force and staff will not intervene in federal immigration matters. Councilmembers voted 8-2 in favor in the first vote on the ordinance, to formally introduce [read more]
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